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User Reviews for Cyclobenzaprine

Also known as: Amrix, Comfort Pac with Cyclobenzaprine, Fexmid, Flexeril

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Muscle Spasm 154 reviews 53 medications
   
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Amrix (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Amrix made me sleepy. And then for a week after 1 pill I was so irritable is was like psycho PMS and I hated everyone and everything. That stuff is toxic and I'll never take another one! Avoid it! Oh and my neck still hurt. Useless."

   
1.0

Choconut (taken for less than 1 month) August 30, 2015

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For Chronic Myofascial Pain: "All I felt after taking this pill was drowsy and like my legs had blood pooling in them. I fell asleep shortly after taking it and woke up with just as much back pain as I had the night before. In addition, I've felt like a zombie ever since taking it 20 hours ago. I feel like I'll never be the same again. I feel like I'm underwater and neither my eyes nor my brain can focus on or react to anything. Events are just passing me by and I have no reaction. I don't care about anything, I just want to sleep. This is awful and it didn't even relieve my pain."

   
1.0

never again!! August 29, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "my experience with this medication is not great. I'm not typically a "drug sensitive" person. I was prescribed 10mgs of this three times daily (yeah right!) for lower back spasms. I'd rather have the spasms, I took one 10mg pill and started like nodding off and drooling on myself about an hour after taking it. Then, I was out cold. The next day, I felt wasted and hung over. This was like 16 hours later. Sure my pain was gone but it took me about 48 hours to be able to function normally again after taking this pill. No thanks."

   
5.0

BeeInNJ August 19, 2015

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Have had lower back pain from an injury 5 years ago picking up an incredibly heavy cabinet full of books. Yeah I know super intelligent! Have tried Xanax, ib protein 800 and Advil and nothing takes the pain away like flexeril 10mg consistantly right before bed! Wonder drug for me! Best part of all its non addicting. Doctor said its a torn muscle on the left side of my spine, also shot me up with a cortisone shot that hurt like hell for days! I have been on it for a week and it's night and day for me, hope it keeps doing what it's doing. Good luck to everyone!"

   
10

David Bravado (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I've been on 5mg of flexeril for about a year & a half. I take it only when needed but I can rarely take it because it makes me sleepy. If I take it late at night I have a hard time waking up the next morning. I've found if I take it by 7pm it's not so bad waking up the next day. I have severe bladder spasms and flexeril has helped (when I can take it)"

   
6.0

Jess94 July 29, 2015

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Fexmid (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I have been suffering horrible chronic pain for the past 15 years, (after being struck by lightning). If only the doctors had tried this before, it could have saved me numerous hours of horrific pain with seemingly no end in sight. This is the best I've felt in years. Now I can start weaning myself off of the hard narcotics I hope. I would recommend this medication for any one that is suffering from severe neuropathy. What a major difference."

   
10

Danelforest July 28, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have been taking flexril for two years I have a disc messed up at C5 to C7, I have experienced dry mouth, but it does take care of the pain."

   
9.0

PAMC36201 July 25, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "Seems to be helping, to get me through my day.."

   
8.0

Tamstermon (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "Cyclobenzaprine actually CAUSES me to feel joint pain plus overall fatigue, far beyond what fibromyalgia does. A few days after taking this, I noticed feeling depression out of nowhere, getting short of breath quickly (I'm fairly young & work out 5-6 days a week for 60-70 minutes a day, so this abnormal for me), my chest felt tight, my body was stiff as a board. I dropped this & just one day later I felt completely back to my normal self."

   
1.0

LizzieforMe July 23, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "Did not help what so ever!"

   
1.0

Devine14 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 23, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have a bad disk which is causing a pinched nerve. I have a script for 10mg 3x a day, and it takes a couple hours to really kick in, but it does kick in eventually. On the flip side though, by the end of the day and after taking my prescribed amount, I felt very tired..... Then I woke up in the middle of the night to use the restroom and my arms, legs and brain felt like I got zombified.... And the worst cotton mouth ever. All in all, it did what it was prescribed to do...."

   
8.0

pappy1970 (taken for less than 1 month) July 20, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "Makes me extremely sleepy and light headed. Made my neck feel so loose I could hardly hold my head up. Don't like how this makes me feel."

   
1.0

Sbs2224 July 19, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I take this medication for severe abdominal pain associated with IBS. It's the best medication I have found in terms of controlling the pain, and works even better than painkillers. However, like others have noted, it makes me VERY drowsy and just gives me an "out of it" feeling even after it wears off. I would definitely not recommend taking it if you have to drive, take a test - really anything but the most basic physical and cognitive functions are impaired."

   
8.0

Mish190 (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2015

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "My doctor just prescribed 10mg (cyclobenzaprine) 2X daily, due to disc protrusion in my C6-7 and muscle spasms in my neck and shoulders. I have been taking it for a couple days now and it works great for the pain, however it does make me extremely drowsy! The night before last I took one at bedtime and it knocked me out cold and I slept great, but it made me very fatigued the next day. Luckily it was my day off so I spent it in bed, but my spasms came back in the early afternoon, so I took another one. Again, out cold! Slept all day and decided not to take another one last night because I was still very drowsy. I will reduce my dosage to 5mg around 6pm and see how that works. Definitely not taking during the day unless in severe pain!"

   
9.0

Jzizi128 (taken for less than 1 month) June 29, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I got this medicine prescribed after I threw out a muscle in my shoulder it did help relax my muscles it seemed never did make me tired I've just been sticking with ibuprofen 800mg."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 3, 2015

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Sciatica: "Was prescribed this for severe Sciatica and piriformis inflammation. This drug did absolutely NOTHING other than knock me out for few hours of deep sleep every time am bad drowsiness. I was then able to find some SOMA which is a miracle pain killer drug by comparison. Even better than the Percosets without apparent side effects. Yet, the doctors are completely paranoid to prescribe it unlike this useless Flexeril. Just check out the reviews on both drugs and compare."

   
2.0

Vacr2638 May 30, 2015

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Ok so I got Flexeril 10mg prescribed from an ER np, after going through ultra sounds etc. for what I feared was a DVT. Things came back nornal, so she gave me this. I took one the next night, and about 30 minutes later, started nodding off...but this wasn't your normal dosing off. Everytime I would feel myself dosing, I'd start hearing voices. These sleepyness/auditory hallucinations were the first effects. I didn't even notice if the pains were still there because I was constantly fighting to stay awake because the auditory hallucinations started to really scare me. Probably about an hour or so later, I completely knocked out (around 11:30) and didn't wake up until 1 pm the next day. Won't take this ever again "

   
5.0

Mieko EC (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "I have been taking Cyclobenzaprine for over 30 years (when I need it -not often) I have great results. I can't figure out why Doctors prescibe Pain Medication 3 times a day. Many people can't function on that much dose Tramadol, Hydrocodone. Many Pain Medications can work well once or twice a day. I wish Doctors would prescribe pain medictions once or twice a day then increase it if necessary. I never take Pain Medicine more then once a day and only in severe pain for short times, If you feel drugged up on your pain medications try cutting it down and see if it still works (But always Contact your Doctor first before changing anything with your pain medications or any medications your Doctor prescribes). I hope Everybody likes My Comment."

   
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Being helpful May 2, 2015

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "My doctor prescribed 10 mg flexeril 3 times per day for a painful and crippling muscle spasm in my lower back. The dosage helped relax my back, but it also relaxed everything else in my body. I had difficulty controlling my extremities, as if they were detached from the rest of my body. Sometimes I didn't have enough control of my tongue to speak clearly. Sometimes I felt weak and uncoordinated, for example, I had to take my time going up and down stairs. I felt generally sleepy and spaced out most of the time, and felt thirstier than usual. I also needed more sleep than usual, 10 hours. Overall effective for helping my condition, but the side effects were a little frightening."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 11, 2015

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For Muscle Spasm: "It seemed to give me restless legs and and a very dry mouth...first day. I'll post next week to tell how it really reacts with me."

   
5.0

slanecastle (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 7 years ago. I've taken this at night for probably 6 years now. It makes all the difference for me. It allowed me to start working out 5 years ago. I went from walking in a pool to running now, and I've even done several 5ks. A couple years ago I had another neurological pain condition develop that required me to take muscle relaxers during the day as well too. So I was put on a lighter weight (baclofen) muscle relaxer for during the day and to replace this at night. Within a few days of going off of this, I was so stiff I could barely walk. I ended up back on this for my evening dose, and within a couple days I was back to normal activity. So for me at least, this has worked better then anything."

   
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MereRock March 26, 2015

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "Taking this medication after 3 day I experienced watery bowel motion."

   
4.0

shellesbelles (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2015

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I pulled/strained a muscle in my upper back last week, and the pain was so bad, I could hardly breathe. My doctor prescribed Flexeril which I took as soon as possible with a little food - around 2:00 PM. About an hour later I was out COLD - asleep for the rest of the day, that night, and until late the next morning. Good thing I took a couple of days off from work, because I felt drowsy and weird for at least 24 hours after I took it. There's no way I could have driven - much less accomplished anything at work. Having said all this, it really did kill the pain. It's as if I never injured my back. But at what cost? I think I'll take 800 mgs of ibuprofen instead if I ever have a similar injury."

   
4.0

QueenPooch (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2015

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for Muscle Spasm: "I've taken Flexeril off and on since 'late '98 when I was (mis)diagnosed with muscle-spasms (ER trip was due to a kidney stone). Flex was great at relieving muscles spasms for 7 out of 10 days Rx-d. I took it for all 10 days, tho' the low-back spasms were gone after day 7--the kidney-stone-pain, however, remained. I've been taking it "as needed" (having fractured my T12 or L1 vertebra when I was 8, herniated discs, etc--at this writing, I'm 59) for about 6 months, per my PCP. After the first bottle, I told him about the soporific/zombie effects and he now requires me to take it only when I go to bed to sleep. Flex has a 1/2 life of 18-23 hours. Thus, it doesn't wear off fast. A bit of Melatonin helps me get better-than-zombie sleep. :)"

   
6.0

JohnEEADBL March 4, 2015

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "I have an unusual type of Tempro Mandibular Joint Disorder that doesn't cause much joint pain, but limits my jaw movement and causes a lot of facial tension/muscle soreness and headaches. I was prescribed Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) with the knowledge that it would not help my primary symptom (limited jaw range) since this was caused by a joint problem, not a muscle one. However, taking cyclobenzaprine significantly reduced my facial tension and headaches, so I definitely found that this medicine helped my TMJ. It might not help, but it's definitely worth a try if your doctor suggests it. I also found side effects to be very minimal."

   
8.0

Sophie626 February 4, 2015

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